05349532 is referenced by 46 patents and cites 19 patents.

A spacecraft (201) maintains its north-south positioning by using one of two pairs of single-gimballed throttled thrusters (221-224) on a face of the spacecraft (201). The throttles (118) and gimbals (116) of the thrusters (221-224) are controlled to produce torques on the spacecraft (201) that will maintain a desired attitude for the spacecraft (201) while simultaneously desaturating the momentum stabilizing wheels ( 120, 121 ) of the spacecraft (201).

Title
Spacecraft attitude control and momentum unloading using gimballed and throttled thrusters
Application Number
7/875276
Publication Number
5349532
Application Date
April 28, 1992
Publication Date
September 20, 1994
Inventor
John S Higham
Mountain View
CA, US
Tung Y Liu
Union City
CA, US
Scott W Tilley
Belmont
CA, US
Agent
Perman & Green
Assignee
Space Systems Loral
CA, US
IPC
F03H 1/00
B64G 1/24
B64G 1/26
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